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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Orange County Plant Clinic FAQ’s

Plant Clinic Frequently Asked Questions The Plant Clinic is a resource for Orange County residents that provides research-based information to help with landscape problems or care. It is a partnership between the UF/IFAS Extension Office… Read More

Soil Testing at Orange County Plant Clinic

Insectary Plants

Soil Testing at Orange County Plant Clinic Florida’s year-round growing season is a great reason to love gardening. While we have different seasons, the one constant for our plants is the soil that they’re grown… Read More

CEU Series–Landscape University!

Landscape university

How do you encourage more good bugs in your landscapes? What kind of plants can thrive in shady areas? What is the deal with invasive species? Landscapes and waterways are connected? What services are available… Read More

Roselle Hibiscus—The Florida Cranberry

I know you know the tropical hibiscus flower. Perhaps you have enjoyed some hibiscus tea? It is a more popularized way of drinking up this flavorful flower, but it has many more uses than you… Read More

Are Rock Yards Florida-Friendly?

Rock Yards are not Florida-Friendly

A Rock Yard is Not Florida-Friendly Rocks increase heat and can stress plants and increase plant pests and disease. They are usually imported from other states. Rocks do not support Florida’s wildlife, including bees, butterflies,… Read More

Success Story: FFL Demonstration Garden in Orange County

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ demonstration garden showcases pollinator friendly plants with a focus on Florida native plants. It’s located in a prominent location at the Orange County Administration Building in the heart of downtown Orlando, with… Read More

Monitor for Large/Brown Patch in Turf

Diseases are problematic when all three conditions are satisfied: Disease present Susceptible plant Favorable environment Large Patch, also known as Brown Patch, is a disease of warm season turfgrasses that rears its ugly head during… Read More

Success Story: Flip My Florida Yard

Florida-Friendly yard

Flip My Florida Yard is a TV series created in partnership with Crawford Entertainment, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and University of Florida/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. The show is filmed in locations throughout Florida. The goal… Read More